I'd like to build a new routing device using the mediatek RBM33G because of its low price, high expandability and of course Openwrt support.
For WiFi, I am looking towards the new intel AX200 chips. I'd insert them using a M_2 M -> M_2 E adapter. These chips are not supported by the 4.14 kernel, so I guess I'll need to find a solution for that.
I can compile a kernel for my x64 system, I am doing it almost every month for different x64 devices, but I guess the situation is somewhat more complex for cross-compiling to MIPS. Where do I find the .config file for the RBM33G? It would help me a lot, and I can recreate a 5.2 kernel + insert the updated iwlwifi firmware (I guess).
EDIT: apparently the 4.14 kernel config is already in the master git, sorry, no problem there
How do I know what the expected results will be for hostapd? I don't want to buy such a card for the 2.4ghz band, but some iwlwifi documentation suggests iwlwifi is currently not capable of hosting an AP in the 5ghz band. Where do I obtain necessary info for this AX200 device?
Hostapd 2.7 supports 802.11ax, so I guess that's not a problem.